Following the hate crime that occurred in Atlanta where a shooter was targeting Asian Americans who worked in spas, Megan Thee Stallion and Fashion Nova have teamed up with activist May Lee to donate $50,000 to the Atlanta chapter of Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
The Grammy Award-winning rapper, 26, announced Sunday that she partnered with Fashion Nova and journalist/activist May Lee to donate $50,000 to Advancing Justice Atlanta, a nonprofit dedicated to the rights of Asian Americans in Georgia and the Southeast.
“I am heartbroken by the loss of eight individuals taken from their families on March 16 in a senseless, violent attack against Asian Americans,” Megan wrote on Instagram, before announcing the partnership and donation.
Six of the eight people killed in the shootings were Asian women. The victims have been identified as Soon Chung Park, 74, Hyun Jung Grant, 51, Suncha Kim, 69, Yong Ae Yue, 63, Delaina Ashley Yuan, 33, Paul Andre Michels, 54, Xiaojie Yan, 49, and Daoyou Feng, 44. The suspect, Robert Aaron Long, 21, has been arrested and charged with eight counts of murder and one count of assault in connection with the shooting.
“We stand in solidarity with all Asian Americans in saying that enough is enough. #StopAsianHate#StandWithAANHPICommunity,” Megan added in her Instagram post.
This is not the first time that Megan has used her personal finances to support causes important to her.
Earlier this month, the “WAP” rapper and Fashion Nova donated $100,000 to the Breonna Taylor Foundation on the one-year anniversary of Taylor’s death. The foundation, founded by Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, supports “economic, social, and racial justice through police reform and government accountability” and “seeks to help young people to realize their full potential,” Megan said on Instagram.
“Breonna’s name continue’s to be a catalyst for change and a powerful reminder that justice has still not been served,” she added.
Since the shooting, celebrities and activists have come together to stand with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, calling to stop Asian hate crimes.